A 12-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl who had run away from their Florida group home, are behind bars at the minute after cops say they broke into a house, armed themselves with the homeowner’s guns and then decided to open fire on police deputies in a 30-minute long shootout.
According to the authorities, 14-year-old Nicole Jackson was shot and wounded after she came out of the garage and pointed a shotgun at the deputies. She is still in the hospital recovering from life-threatening injuries. Travis O’Brien, 12, surrendered seconds later.
How the story unfolded
On the 2nd of June this year, a 12-year-old boy opened fire at police deputies in America along with a 14-year-old girl. This is quite amazing considering his age and it is hard to fathom the charges he’s facing.
Many news outlets have decided to show his face even though he’s a minor because of the seriousness of the incident and the charges.
When you first see him, he looks like he could be in the principal’s office for some silly prank at school, but this 12-year-old is in huge trouble with the law.
The young boy has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer. Travis O’Brien and a 14-year-old girl are accused of opening fire on cops during a 30-minute shootout. Witnesses to this incredible standoff stated that the children were out to kill cops.
The 12-year-old did not speak during the hearing at which the judge referred to him as Mr O’brien. Police say the boy and the girl ran away from a home for troubled youths, they then broke into a house and found two shotguns an AK-47 and a handgun. When police arrived at the scene, the girl reportedly said to the boy “I’m gonna roll this down like GTA”, referring to the violent video game Grand Theft Auto.
Deputies ducked for cover behind trees, as the children broke out the window in the back. The girl who had a shotgun in her hand and the AK wrapped around the top of her neck started firing at the police. It was only then that the police realised that they were being fired upon by children.
Police called to each other on the radio to hold fire and not engage them. Police decided to wait behind cover and at one point an officer prays for the situation not to end badly.
Unfortunately, the girl was shot and wounded by the police when she refused orders to drop the shotgun and opened fire from behind a parked car. 30 seconds later, young Travis O’Brien came out of the house with his hands raised.
Now these juvenile Bonnie and Clyde desperados have to face the music
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